Sonthofen in Oberallgäu provides you with a fantastic view of the Allgäuer Hochalpen „Allgäuer High Alps“ and alongside its 16 districts, it has a picturesque location in the valley of Iller and Ostrach. Blossoming meadows, alpine panoramas, wild gorges, waterfalls and castle ruins that are shrouded in legend, await you in this recognised Luftkurort “climatic health spa”. Here, Bavarian traditions are kept alive and there are a variety of cultural events on offer.
You will reach Sonthofen via the A 7 in the direction of Füssen up until Allgäuer Kreuz and then you travel further on the B 19. You can also get to Sonthofen with the local transport of the DB Regio, the Allgäu-Express from Munich as well as via the IC connections from Hamburg and Dortmund- Obersdorf. A city bus runs within the town on a Monday ́s until Saturday ́s.
The landmark of Sonthofen is the former Ordensburg with its imposing tower high above the town. You can take a delightful stroll to the historic settlement Oberried, at which now there is only a chapel as well as a magnificent view from the top of Sonthofen that is reminiscent of this.
You should also explore the idyllic nature with its wild and romantic Starzlachklamm, the Malerwinkel Altstädten „painters corner in the old town“ and the ruins of the Burg Fluhenstein “Fluhenstein Castle” that dates back to the 14th Century. The well-signposted hiking network around the area entices you to come both in the summer and winter months.
In the Kulturwerkstatt „Cultural Workshop“, you will be presented all year round with a varied cultural selection from the classical to the modern. Festive traditions such as the Egga-Spiel attract numerous audiences to the town. Or how do you feel about a Sunday Jazz-Frühschoppen „jazz brunch“ in the Spital-Café?
During your visit you should allow for a trip to the Brasserie "Alte Post". Here you will be served fresh ingredients from the region and seasonal dishes in a dignified atmosphere and it is of very high quality.